Seventy Eight years ago on 26 September 1939
From the War Diaries of 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA CASF
26/9/39 Mob. Plus 22. Bde. H.Q.: 7 Officers & 22 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries, 1 M.O. at York island. 2 O.R.’s in Hospital, 2 O.R’s on sick leave. 31st Bty: 3 Officers & 69 O.R.’s Stanley Park, 2 officers & 17 O.R.’s at Narrows North, 2 O.R.’s in hospital, 2 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries. 58th Bty: 5 Officers & 96 O.R.’s at Point Grey, 40 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries, 11 O.R.’s in hospital, 1 O.R. on sick leave, 1 O.R. on leave, 85th Bty: 2 officers & 44 O.R.’s at York Island, 27 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries. Inspection by D.O.C.
From the war diaries of 85 Heavy Battery, RCA CASF a sub-unit of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA stationed at Yorke Island, BC
26 Sep 1939 – York Island
Progress Report (see App. "G").
Weather: Fair.Weather: Fair.
The war diaries for the following Batteries of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA have yet to be located:
31st Heavy Battery stationed at Stanley Park and Narrows North
58th Heavy Battery stationed at Point Grey and Steveston.